The Bye House (Wall House) was designed by John Hedjuk in the 1970s, built posthumously (Groningen, The Netherlands, 2001).
John Hejduk (July 19, 1929 – July 3, 2000), was an Architect, Artist and Educator who spent much of his life in New York City. Hejduk is noted for his use of attractive and often difficult-to-construct objects and shapes; also for a profound interest in the fundamental issues of shape, organization, representation, and reciprocity.
Hejduk studied at the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, the University of Cincinnati, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, from which he graduated with a Masters in Architecture in 1953. He worked in several offices in New York including that of I. M. Pei and Partners and the office of A.M. Kinney and Associates. He established his own practice in New York in 1965.
One of my favorite days is June 9, 2001, when I got married to the love of my life and received the book “Mask of Medusa” written by John Hedjuk from my great friend. It is a rare book and one of my prize possessions which I treasure (I love my wife too).
This “Career Day” slide show was presented to various 4th and 5th grade classes by Mr. Cunha. The presentation gave a brief overview of the new seven wonders of the world. He also touches on how Architecture is all around us (like when we go on vacation or when we go to the movies). Architecture plays an important role in everyday life. Finally, he informs the students about what it takes to be an Architect. The brief presentation is made fun by inserting farm animals and sound effects to keep the students engaged. Check out Frank’s website by clicking here and subscribe to Frank’s YouTube by clicking here.
This presentation was made to K-12 teachers looking to instruct their students about how the world of Architecture and Engineering is all around them. Mr. Cunha offered the teachers practical knowledge about how they could turn their classroom, school, and community into an environment for students to learn about practical applications of mathematics and science (i.e., post and beams, how the body’s lungs acts like the HVAC of a building, the science or “magic” of turning on a light switch, etc). Check out Frank’s website by clicking here and subscribe to Frank’s YouTube by clicking here.